The State Capitol set the stage as former Illinois State Rep. Jil Tracy was sworn in to the Illinois Senate, joining the ranks of the state’s historic 100th General Assembly on Jan. 11.
The three-term public servant and private attorney will represent the 47th District, including constituents in all or parts of Adams, Brown, Cass, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren counties.
“I’m so thankful to the voters in the 47th District for this opportunity,” said Tracy. “It's a privilege to serve, and I'm focused on making sure that I deliver the best possible constituent service to the people of West Central Illinois. It's historic to note the beginning of the 100th General Assembly but this isn’t a time to get comfortable. Illinois faces significant challenges and I am focused on providing great service, balancing our budget, fully funding education, taking care of our most vulnerable, and creating a business climate that allows us to get Illinois on track to a better future.”
Tracy was joined by her husband, Jim, on the Senate floor as she was sworn in to office. They live in Quincy and are proud of their four adult children, two daughters in law, and two granddaughters.